Since 2006, Megabus has operated an intercity bus service that relies on playing to the cost-conscious traveler. Operating service that covers much of the United States, Megabus offers a lot of perks like curbside pickup, and fares beginning as low as one dollar. Before you book your next trip on bus service though, there is one thing you should know. Every time you buy a ticket and step onto one of Megabus’ double-decker buses, you’re taking your own life in your hands. In the decade since Megabus began running routes, it’s been plagued by a series of incidents that have gone a long way toward outright destroying the company’s reputation.
1. One Michigan Megabus Driver Was Stopped For DUI
In 2008, 51-year-old Kenneth Lewis was arrested en route to Ann Arbor while he was driving a Megabus with thirty passengers. While the acceptable blood alcohol level (BAC) for commercial drivers is .0015, Lewis’ BAC clocked in at a whopping .06. After failing a series of sobriety tests, the bus driver was incarcerated in a Michigan prison.
Not only did this issue derail the plans of the travelers on Lewis’ bus, but another bus had to turn around about an hour outside Ann Arbor, in order to pick up the displaced passengers.